Some people are hesitant to try acupuncture. The thought of pins placed on the skin sounds uncomfortable to those who are unfamiliar with this technique. However, there is research supporting its use in changing the perception of pain and releasing those natural pain killers.
It is possible that acupuncture prior to dental treatment may decrease feelings of anxiety. There is more research needed to determine the extent of the benefits. However, if you feel anxious at the thought of visiting your dentist and are open to trying acupuncture, it may be worth exploring.
Hate going to the dentist? Love Apps? Love Selfies? You may be the target audience for Toothpic.
With Toothpic, you take selfies of your mouth and send them off to be evaluated by a dentist. As the quality of images improve from smartphone, Toothpic states dentists are able to see a lot of detail from these pictures.
It’s an interesting concept and we love seeing what’s new with technology, but….. it definitely cannot replace in-person cleanings every six months and we still suggest you schedule an in person appointment for problems, especially when you are experiencing pain.